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RC Truggy / Car 1:12 scale Gearbest EU warehouse - £34
RC Truggy / Car 1:12 scale Gearbest EU warehouse - £34

RC Truggy / Car 1:12 scale Gearbest EU warehouse - £34

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Seems a good price considering its from EU warehouse. same car on amazon is £61.99. This is the same as the S912 model with the 390 motor. So this is the upgraded S911 with a lower profile, wider tyres and generally good reviews across all sites.
I paid the extra £1.43 for shipping insurance, but this is optional so haven't included in price.
The claim is it can do 35mph but reviewers have stated 25-30 which still seems OK.
I intend on getting into RC cars as a hobby and this seems a brilliant, cheap starting point to see if its for me.
A quick YouTube search will show a number of videos.

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it's very fast. I wonder how long the battery life last's?

Quite a while. A good 10mins which isn't bad considering the speed of this thing.
Lowest price I've ever seen it.

Compared to your Argos Nikko this is good at this price, for a Child's toy, but personally if you wanted to try the hobby out this is a very poor way to start. Admittedly you'd need to spend multiples more but for around £100 you can do much better.

capriboycraig

Compared to your Argos Nikko this is good at this price, for a Child's … Compared to your Argos Nikko this is good at this price, for a Child's toy, but personally if you wanted to try the hobby out this is a very poor way to start. Admittedly you'd need to spend multiples more but for around £100 you can do much better.



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ECX Blast MT would be my choice for a starter RC. Either as a 'kit' (actually part built already to make it easier) - expect to pay about £100

ebay.co.uk/itm…t=0

Or pre-built - the white and red one was cheaper before Xmas as it's not as popular - shop around - expect to pay £90 - £100.

modelsport.co.uk/ind…HAQ

We took one on Holiday this year, to run on the beaches (the French love it - not). We learnt in previous years running on the beach is fun, but hard going on the RC and even more maintenance time is required than normal so decided to get something cheap with a view if we killed it, so be it. Needless to say it was great fun, didn't break and we sold it on to a friend when we got home, and he did the exact same.

If your budget can stretch further there are other options, but for a starter RC as cheap as possible this is not to be overlooked.

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capriboycraig

ECX Blast MT would be my choice for a starter RC. Either as a 'kit' … ECX Blast MT would be my choice for a starter RC. Either as a 'kit' (actually part built already to make it easier) - expect to pay about £100http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/262714556011?lpid=122&chn=ps&adgroupid=36084540643&rlsatarget=pla-272157526055&adtype=pla&poi=&googleloc=9046378&device=c&campaignid=698615505&crdt=0Or pre-built - the white and red one was cheaper before Xmas as it's not as popular - shop around - expect to pay £90 - £100.https://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=395133&gclid=Cj0KEQiAnIPDBRC7t5zJs4uQu5UBEiQA7u5Ne6zTdEh7v7pd9zagCbbperNt6-a42u84jfxfc1wVBjAaAt4M8P8HAQWe took one on Holiday this year, to run on the beaches (the French love it - not). We learnt in previous years running on the beach is fun, but hard going on the RC and even more maintenance time is required than normal so decided to get something cheap with a view if we killed it, so be it. Needless to say it was great fun, didn't break and we sold it on to a friend when we got home, and he did the exact same.If your budget can stretch further there are other options, but for a starter RC as cheap as possible this is not to be overlooked.



​for me I'm not prepared to drop £100 on something that might be a fad or end up being a kids toy that gets crashed into a wall after 5 mins. I'll bare these in mind if I decide to take it up

It's way closer to hobby grade than a child's toy, it's as fast as many 540 powered hobby grades and it comes with full ball bearings which many hobby grade vehicles costing 3-4x as much don't have and you have to pay extra for. There's also plenty of spares and hop ups available cheaply.

The ECX Amp is great value for money too and no doubt superior but you'll struggle to find a more capable car for £34. It's massively more sophisticated and powerful than anything toy grade.


Edited by: "fatdeeman" 29th Dec 2016

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fatdeeman

It's way closer to hobby grade than a child's toy, it's as fast as many … It's way closer to hobby grade than a child's toy, it's as fast as many 540 powered hobby grades and it comes with full ball bearings which many hobby grade vehicles costing 3-4x as much don't have and you have to pay extra for. There's also plenty of spares and hop ups available cheaply.The ECX Amp is great value for money too and no doubt superior but you'll struggle to find a more capable car for £34. It's massively more sophisticated and powerful than anything toy grade.



​thanks for the extra info fatdeeman. I might pm you if I like it when it arrives to find out about the "hop ups"

Jaspabt1

​thanks for the extra info fatdeeman. I might pm you if I like it when it … ​thanks for the extra info fatdeeman. I might pm you if I like it when it arrives to find out about the "hop ups"



I ended up ordering one too hehe!

Is this the fastest car you can get for this money? I just want a really fast one

fatdeeman

It's way closer to hobby grade than a child's toy, it's as fast as many … It's way closer to hobby grade than a child's toy, it's as fast as many 540 powered hobby grades and it comes with full ball bearings which many hobby grade vehicles costing 3-4x as much don't have and you have to pay extra for. There's also plenty of spares and hop ups available cheaply.The ECX Amp is great value for money too and no doubt superior but you'll struggle to find a more capable car for £34. It's massively more sophisticated and powerful than anything toy grade.


Where could one buy replacement parts for this?

I have a HPI savage which I bought about 12 years ago spending almost £500 but I barely got to use it as I was rebuilding the engine and something went wrong. I never got a chance to replace. I've wanted to but for a more casual user, batteries and this just seems so much more appealing. I'd love to know the availability of replacement parts and batteries.

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it seems all the parts can be had from gearbest/ebay. the manual breaks the entire car down by component with a reference code. This is the quickest car I've ever owned but I've never owned a hobbyish grade car before. Its skittish in the wet due to the power and low traction. goes through grass, over bark, gravel without any issues at all. Battery lasts about 10 mins, so suggest getting a spare.
My gripes would be you have to take the top off, remove battery cover each time you want to switch on, off, recharge. (a quick google found a few that have cut a piece away to allow access from the side) Remote feels cheap, because its so light but sits well in the hand.
I can't go from forward to reverse instantly, the car needs to stop before reverse can be engaged. Maybe that's to protect the motor or something?
Great fun, well worth £34

Meluk9

Is this the fastest car you can get for this money? I just want a really … Is this the fastest car you can get for this money? I just want a really fast one



It's definitely up there, especially at this price.

Jaspabt1

I can't go from forward to reverse instantly, the car needs to stop … I can't go from forward to reverse instantly, the car needs to stop before reverse can be engaged. Maybe that's to protect the motor or something?Great fun, well worth £34



That's the brake function, just like the big boy stuff. It definitely takes stress off the motor and gears not slamming from full forward to full reverse but it also gives you the ability to slow down for corners etc rather than suddenly have the wheels go into reverse which will cause a lot more instability.

With most cars you need to hit reverse once to brake and then release the trigger to neutral and then reverse again to make the car actually reverse, if it does that then you won't have to wait for it to come to a stop before you can reverse. It might take a little working out, different models require different amounts of time in neutral before you can hit reverse etc.



Edited by: "fatdeeman" 4th Jan

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will try that out tomorrow but seems very much like what I experienced. definitely something I've got to get used to.

Down to £31.10 now, even better!

Sounds like a bargain then. Have ordered one

mine doesnt seem that fast at all can i get a faster motor?
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